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Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes, PLC is Michigan's township law professional. We're dedicated to helping you stay up to date with the legal news that impacts your municipality.

Township Law E-Letters

Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes, PLC is Michigan's township law professional. We're dedicated to helping you stay up to date with the legal news that impacts your municipality.

2020 Michigan Freedom of Information Act Legal Update: Court Imposes FOIA Disclosure Requirements on Municipal Attorney City Attorney and Important FOIA Takeaways

July 2020 | Township Law E-Letters

Recent legal developments by the Michigan courts regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) have both helped determine the scope of the... Read More ›

Masking Up in Michigan: Governor’s New Executive Orders Impose New Face Covering Requirements and Extension of Electronic Public Hearings Among Other Provisions

July 2020 | Township Law E-Letters

From March through June, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued “Stay-at-Home” orders, restricting those who were not classified as es... Read More ›

Back to Work in the COVID-19 ERA

June 2020 | Township Law E-Letters

With the Michigan Stay at Home Order being lifted and resumption of operations pursuant to Michigan Executive Order 2020-114, townships now ... Read More ›

Township Law Q&A

Each month we tackle questions from township officials regarding legal topics that impact your municipality.

When a resident gifts a monetary donation to a township fire department, who is responsible for approving the expenditures resulting from the donation?

July 2020 | Township Law Q&A

Although the language of the bequest may impact the exact answer to this question, assuming that the fire department is part of the township... Read More ›

Can the Treasurer of a township also hold a position of Office Manager for a separate township?

May 2020 | Township Law Q&A

More than likely, yes, under the current law, but it should be considered carefully because it ultimately depends on the factual context of ... Read More ›

May a Township Regulate Primary Caregiver Operations Under the Original 2008 Michigan Medical Marihuana Act?

April 2020 | Township Law Q&A

Yes. Very recently the Michigan Supreme Court reversed lower court decisions and held that zoning ordinances are valid under the Michigan Me... Read More ›

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